Published date: June 28, 2021
The pain of migraine is usually more severe than that of a regular headache. Migraine typically includes throbbing on one side of the head that frequently gets worse with activity. Unlike a headache, other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, vision difficulties (seeing flashing lights, for example), light or sound sensitivity, and tingling often accompany a migraine.
Any child can get a migraine. About 10% of children age 5-15 and up to 28% of teens get them. Half of the people who get migraines have their first attack before the age of 12. Migraines have even been reported in children as young as 18 months.
Several things can cause migraines, so you and your child need to keep a diary like this one to keep track of potential causes. Triggers can include:
While migraine generally can’t be predicted, here are a few steps you can take to help prevent your child from having one:
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